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This coin definitely wasn’t worth it!

It started innocently enough. The presentation going well. Had a modest audience of around three dozen people listening to my recreation of Henry R. Schoolcraft.   Part of the Old Greenville Days celebration, I...

Have you ever been stuck?

I guess we all have been stuck in one way or another. I’m not talking about a bad “blind date” or a math problem, I’m talking about getting stuck in the vehicle you are...

Bullsnake

Bull snake on burned prairieApril, 2000 One of the longest and heaviest snakes in Missouri is the bullsnake. Bullsnakes can average four to six feet long but may grow upwards to seven, maybe even...

Harvest, store & preserve herbs from the garden

Thymus vulgaris, English Thyme By Melinda Myers Keep enjoying your homegrown herbs all year round. Harvest throughout the growing season and include them in garden-fresh meals.  Then preserve a few for the winter ahead....

It’s time to cure and store gourds

Gourds belonging to the Cucurbita group. Fall is the time to harvest, cure and store ornamental gourds, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Gourds are thought to be among the first domesticated...

Get outdoors & enjoy the beautiful foliage this season

MDC – Sugar Maple Leaf The temperatures are cooling down and trees are beginning to change color – a sure sign that fall has arrived.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to...

The color of fish

To stand out or blend in is the question. Missouri’s 200 species of fish come in a variety of color shades and patterns.  Some blend in with their surroundings, camouflage, while others stand out....

Fun Missouri place names

If you’ve ever traveled up I-49 to Kansas City you’ve no doubt seen the exit for Peculiar, in Cass County. I’ve long been curious about that town’s, well, “peculiar” name, so I finally looked...